João Paulo da Silva Araújo

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João Paulo
Personal information
Full name João Paulo da Silva Araújo
Date of birth (1988-06-02) 2 June 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Winger / Forward
Club information
Current team
Ludogorets Razgrad
Number 37
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 ABC
2008 Barras-PI
2008–2009 Botafogo-PB
2009–2011 ABC 34 (7)
2011 Gwangju FC (loan) 15 (6)
2011–2013 Gwangju FC 52 (10)
2013 Daejeon Citizen (loan) 35 (6)
2014–2015 Incheon United 5 (0)
2014–2015 ABC (loan) 20 (4)
2015 Botafogo-PB 17 (5)
2016 Ferroviária 0 (0)
2016 Botev Plovdiv 19 (12)
2017– Ludogorets Razgrad II 1 (1)
2017– Ludogorets Razgrad 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 February 2017.

João Paulo da Silva Araújo (born 2 June 1988), commonly known as João Paulo, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a forward for Ludogorets Razgrad in the Bulgarian First League.

Career[edit]

On 20 February 2011, João Paulo joined South Korean K-League side Gwangju FC on loan from ABC,[1] but signed a permanent deal five months later in July.

Following Daejeon Citizen's relegation to the K League Challenge, he joined Incheon United in January 2014.

Botev Plovdiv[edit]

On June 16, 2016 João Paulo joined Bulgarian club Botev Plovdiv, and was presented to the public alongside two fellow new Brazilian signings.[2] On June 29, he scored his unofficial first goal for the club, in a 5-0 thrashing over FC Oborishte in a pre-season friendly.[3]

On August 15, 2016, João Paulo scored a goal for the 3-2 win over Slavia Sofia.[4] On August 27, he also scored the winning goal in a 2-1 home victory over Neftochimic Burgas.[5]

João Paulo scored a hat-trick for the 4-0 win over FC Lokomotiv Gorna Oryahovitsa on 17 September.[6] Four days later, on 21 September, he scored twice for the 3-6 away win over FC Pirin Gotse Delchev for the Bulgarian Cup.[7] At the end of the same week he scored another goal for the 1-2 away win over Dunav Ruse.[8]

On 16 October João Paulo continued his goalscoring streak during the tremendous 3-4 away win over Beroe Stara Zagora in the regional Thracian Derby.[9][10][11] He scored a goal during the 3-0 win over PFC Neftochimic Burgas on 27 October.[12] Three days later, during the 1-1 draw with Levski Sofia he scored a goal in the 13th second following an excellent assist from Todor Nedelev.[13] João Paulo scored again on 3 November during the 1-3 away defeat to PFC Montana.[14]

Ludogorets Razgrad[edit]

On January 6, 2017, after several weeks of negotiations, Paulo joined Bulgarian champions Ludogorets Razgrad at a reported transfer fee of € 150,000.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "광주FC, 브라질 공격수 2명 영입". Sportalkorea (in Korean). Naver. 2011-02-21. 
  2. ^ Ботев подписа с трима бразилци
  3. ^ ВИДЕО: Ботев - Оборище 5:0
  4. ^ Ботев обърна Славия за първа победа в шампионата
  5. ^ Ботев удържа Нефтохимик за ценен успех след ерата "Костов"
  6. ^ Ботев разгроми Локомотив ГО в най-добрия си мач от началото на сезона
  7. ^ Ботев продължава напред за Купата след голово шоу в Гоце Делчев
  8. ^ Зрелищен Ботев наказа хита в елита за първа победа извън Пловдив
  9. ^ Ботев превзе Стара Загора в уникално голово шоу
  10. ^ Зрелище: С Неделев начело Ботев посече Берое в голов трилър
  11. ^ Хеттрик на Мапуку и червен картон на Косоко не стигнаха, Неделев герой в мача на сезона
  12. ^ Ботев е на 1/4-финал след класически успех над Нефтохимик
  13. ^ Ботев и Левски разделиха по точка в равностоен двубой
  14. ^ Ботев загуби като гост на Монтана
  15. ^ Ботев се споразумя с Лудогорец за трансфер на Жоао Пауло

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